Roy Rogers Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This steel lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1955. The lunch box features images of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, who starred in The Roy Rogers Show from 1951-1957. Roy Rogers was Thermos’s first entry into the arena of officially licensed lunch box merchandise, and early Roy Rogers boxes sold over 2 million units.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
Rogers, Roy
Evans, Dale
American Thermos Bottle Company
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
overall: 22 cm x 18 cm x 9 cm; 8 11/16 in x 7 1/16 in x 3 9/16 in
Place Made
United States: Connecticut, Norwich
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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